Thieves break into 20 cars in four days in Hockley

Southend Standard: Police are looking for this man. Do you recognise him? Police are looking for this man. Do you recognise him?

A SPATE of thefts from vehicles has hit Hockley since the turn of the year.

More than 20 offences, listed below, have been reported to police in the village in only four days this month, with the recorded crimes committed between Sunday, January 5 and Wednesday, January 8.

Police have now released CCTV images, showing two men, in the hope that someone may recognise them and be able to provide information.

Investigating officer, Sgt Ella Hearn, "To have 20 similar offences in such a small area is exceptionally high. I would encourage everyone to take a close look at these CCTV images and call me if they recognise the men pictured.

"I would urge motorists to ensure their vehicles are locked and that nothing is left on display, as in some instances these criminals have broken into a car only to steal loose change.

"I would also urge people to be extremely vigilant. Please call us if you notice any suspicious activity. We would much rather attend and find out that all is in order, than receive a call the following day to say another car has been broken into.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Sgt Hearn at Rayleigh, on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The offences include: *Rosslyn Close, Hockley – sat nav stolen from a red Honda Civic overnight on January 5.

*Southbourne Grove, Hockley – Loose change stolen from a red Seat Ibiza overnight on January 5.

*Heycroft Road, Hockley – Loose change stolen from blue Ford Fiesta overnight on January 7.

*Branksome Road, Hockley – A gold Renault was broken into overnight on January 5, nothing yet reported to have been stolen.

*Poplars Avenue, Hockley – A black Volkswagen Tiguan was broken into on the afternoon of January 6. Nothing yet reported to have been stolen.

*Broad Walk, Hockley – The window of a black Hyundai 110 was smashed in the early hours of January 6. Nothing yet reported to have been stolen.

*Southview Road, Hockley – Entry was gained to a white Mercedes Sprinter van overnight on January 5 and the victim’s gloves were removed. These were discarded nearby.

*Hawkwell Park Drive, Hockley – Entry was gained to a blue Volkswagen Polo overnight on January 5, and items including sunglasses, a two figure sum of cash and a sat nav were stolen.

*Victor Gardens, Hockley – Entry was gained to a blue Volkswagen Golf overnight on January 5 and some loose change was stolen.

*Malvern Road, Hockley – Entry was gained to a silver Vauxhall Astra overnight on January 5 and some loose change was stolen.

*Hawkwell Chase – Loose change and some sunglasses stolen from a blu BMW overnight on January 5.

*Branksome Avenue – Entry was gained to the victim’s silver BMW X5 and silver Audi A4 overnight on January 5. Nothing stolen.

*Harrow Gardens, Hockley – An attempt was made to break the lock of a blue Volkswagen Passat overnight on January 5. No entry was gained.

*Plumberow Avenue, Hockley – Entry was gained to a black Land Rover overnight on January 5. Nothing was stolen.

*Woodside Chase, Hockley – Entry was gained to a black BMW overnight on January 5. Nothing was stolen.

*White Hart Lane, Hockley – Entry was gained to a gold Volkswagen Golf overnight on January 5. Nothing was stolen.

*Glencrofts, Hockley – Entry was gained to a silver Toyota RAV 4 in the early hours of January 6. A leather holdall, three figure sum of cash, mobile phone, iPad and some boxes of cigarettes were stolen.

*Plumberlow Avenue, Hockley, – Loose change was stolen from a grey Ford Mondeo overnight on January 5.

*Harrow Gardens, Hockley – Entry was gained to a silver Volkswagen Polo in the early hours of January 6 and some loose change was stolen.

*Plumberow Avenue, Hockley – Entry gained to a black Volkswagen Passat overnight on January 5. Nothing stolen.

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11:31am Sat 11 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Garage it, out of sight out of mind, SIMPLE
Garage it, out of sight out of mind, SIMPLE Nowthatsworthknowing

12:25pm Sat 11 Jan 14

niki-loo says...

its not just hockey, this happened to me only a few months ago in rayleigh!
its not just hockey, this happened to me only a few months ago in rayleigh! niki-loo

1:35pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Born & bread says...

Meet us half way Echo. Come up with a better pic than that. That could be Wally for all we know. At least he would have finally been found I suppose.
Meet us half way Echo. Come up with a better pic than that. That could be Wally for all we know. At least he would have finally been found I suppose. Born & bread

3:31pm Sat 11 Jan 14

cheekycherry says...

My car was broken into on my driveway year before last for loose change and my neighbours car, both in the Hockley area. They were never caught prob same group, my bank card was also stolen and the idiots tried to guess the pin in Thorpebay Broadway, well out of area. Also I would like to point out on the previous comment that not everyone has the luxuary of a garage and some people have to have more than one vehicle!
My car was broken into on my driveway year before last for loose change and my neighbours car, both in the Hockley area. They were never caught prob same group, my bank card was also stolen and the idiots tried to guess the pin in Thorpebay Broadway, well out of area. Also I would like to point out on the previous comment that not everyone has the luxuary of a garage and some people have to have more than one vehicle! cheekycherry

8:46pm Sat 11 Jan 14

robb789 says...

From the cctv you'd be lucky to work out if their human let alone male/female
From the cctv you'd be lucky to work out if their human let alone male/female robb789

11:11am Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

cheekycherry wrote:
My car was broken into on my driveway year before last for loose change and my neighbours car, both in the Hockley area. They were never caught prob same group, my bank card was also stolen and the idiots tried to guess the pin in Thorpebay Broadway, well out of area. Also I would like to point out on the previous comment that not everyone has the luxuary of a garage and some people have to have more than one vehicle!
When are you gonna learn, dont leave anything on show, loose change included
[quote][p][bold]cheekycherry[/bold] wrote: My car was broken into on my driveway year before last for loose change and my neighbours car, both in the Hockley area. They were never caught prob same group, my bank card was also stolen and the idiots tried to guess the pin in Thorpebay Broadway, well out of area. Also I would like to point out on the previous comment that not everyone has the luxuary of a garage and some people have to have more than one vehicle![/p][/quote]When are you gonna learn, dont leave anything on show, loose change included LastLaugh2

1:31pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Lesley says...

What an idiot leaving your ipad, your mobile and a three figure sum of money in your car!
Almost deserves to lose it.
What an idiot leaving your ipad, your mobile and a three figure sum of money in your car! Almost deserves to lose it. Lesley

2:48pm Sun 12 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??
And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend?? RochfordRob

3:48pm Sun 12 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

RochfordRob wrote:
And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??
Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??[/p][/quote]Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver LastLaugh2

5:34pm Sun 12 Jan 14

RochfordRob says...

LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??
Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver
Well given that the damage to a modern vehicle these days runs to several hundred quid (probably) whether they stole ten pence or twenty quid is irrelevant.

I don't suppose you lock your buggy . Any self respecting tea leaf wouldn't want an old fridge, a few pieces of copper pipe and a sack of rags would they?

(BTW you are a poor parody of the original idiot)
[quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??[/p][/quote]Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver[/p][/quote]Well given that the damage to a modern vehicle these days runs to several hundred quid (probably) whether they stole ten pence or twenty quid is irrelevant. I don't suppose you lock your buggy . Any self respecting tea leaf wouldn't want an old fridge, a few pieces of copper pipe and a sack of rags would they? (BTW you are a poor parody of the original idiot) RochfordRob

7:03am Mon 13 Jan 14

LastLaugh2 says...

RochfordRob wrote:
LastLaugh2 wrote:
RochfordRob wrote:
And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??
Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver
Well given that the damage to a modern vehicle these days runs to several hundred quid (probably) whether they stole ten pence or twenty quid is irrelevant.

I don't suppose you lock your buggy . Any self respecting tea leaf wouldn't want an old fridge, a few pieces of copper pipe and a sack of rags would they?

(BTW you are a poor parody of the original idiot)
Funny enough we dont have many people coming to our little piece of England, sposse the thought of torture, keeps them away, good job really, as we dont trust banks, and prefer cash and gold, massed from the brick dwellers, over the years, so gullible....
[quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LastLaugh2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RochfordRob[/bold] wrote: And where was Plod during this 'epidemic' Is there still a station in Hockley or do they have to come all the way from Rayleigh, or worse (and further) Southend??[/p][/quote]Probably dealing with real crime, not chasing yobs, looking for threepunce ha'penny left on the dash, by some errant driver[/p][/quote]Well given that the damage to a modern vehicle these days runs to several hundred quid (probably) whether they stole ten pence or twenty quid is irrelevant. I don't suppose you lock your buggy . Any self respecting tea leaf wouldn't want an old fridge, a few pieces of copper pipe and a sack of rags would they? (BTW you are a poor parody of the original idiot)[/p][/quote]Funny enough we dont have many people coming to our little piece of England, sposse the thought of torture, keeps them away, good job really, as we dont trust banks, and prefer cash and gold, massed from the brick dwellers, over the years, so gullible.... LastLaugh2

5:35pm Mon 13 Jan 14

caroljb says...

And last night good ole Castlepoint turned off all the street lights!!! What a stupid idea!
And last night good ole Castlepoint turned off all the street lights!!! What a stupid idea! caroljb

12:51am Tue 14 Jan 14

Chris Flunk says...

caroljb wrote:
And last night good ole Castlepoint turned off all the street lights!!! What a stupid idea!
It doesn't seem to have made any real difference. The ambient light levels are not appreciably any lower and it's no longer being paid for from my council tax.
[quote][p][bold]caroljb[/bold] wrote: And last night good ole Castlepoint turned off all the street lights!!! What a stupid idea![/p][/quote]It doesn't seem to have made any real difference. The ambient light levels are not appreciably any lower and it's no longer being paid for from my council tax. Chris Flunk

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